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W/E 15/05/2016

posted May 14, 2016, 2:37 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in May


Dysart         Saturday 14th May at 6:30 pm

                    Michael Meere            Vincent Meere


Ruan:          Sunday 15th May 2016 at 10:00 am

                    Sonny O’Halloran       Mary O’Halloran        Hugh Rice         Christy Courtney         Bridget Courtney


Ruan:          Friday 27th May at 8:00 pm

                    Months Mind Mass for Frank O’Halloran


Weekday Masses:         Ruan:     Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Saturday at 9:30 am. 

                                              Dysart:     Thursday and Friday at 9:30 am

Please Note: When there is a Funeral Mass in the parish, there will not be any 9:30 am Mass in either Ruan or Dysart.

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €1131.30  Baskets: €151.77  Candles:  €65.55  Bishops Commission: €10.00  Trócaire:  €55.23   Education Fund:   €143.15   Priests Collection:  €445.00


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                     Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:       Maria Peoples                 Reader this week:      Shauna Greene

Reader next week:     Rose Foudy                      Reader next week:     Eileen Hannon

Euch Min this week:    Gerry Kelly                    Euch Min this week:   John O’Sullivan

Euch Min next week:  Tommy Kelly                 Euch Min next week:  Loretta Kenny


Next Baptism Course: Tubber on Saturday 11th June from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal course before each child is baptised.


Alzheimer's Tea Day.
Martha Casey and Mary O'Donnell ran a successful tea day for Alzheimer's in Ruan Community Centre, where they raised €200 for this very worthy cause. They wish to thank all who baked and supplied baking and who contributed in any way to support the Alzheimer's Association.


Rosary in Ruan Church each evening at 7.00 pm for the month of May


May Devotions at Fountain Grotto: The rosary is recited every evening for the month of May at Our Lady's Grotto in Fountain at 8.30pm. The Crowning of Our Lady will take place on Sat. eve 14th May at 8.30pm and the community is invited to participate in this traditional gathering.


E-Mental Healthcare:  There is an on-line resource to promote positive mental health and prevent suicide. It is called  It provides a three tiered range of support.  Tier 1 is Self Help, Tier 2 is Peer Support and Tier 3 is Professional Support. The programme has the support and approval of the HSE and is a good first step for those who feel they have no one to turn to.

Thought for the Week
 – Confirmation


Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Fruits of the Holy Spirit

Wisdom    Understanding   Right-Judgement

Courage   Knowledge   Reverence

Wonder and Awe in God’s Presence

Love    Joy   Peace   Patience    Kindness

Goodness   Gentleness    Faithfulness



May God keep the gifts of the Holy Spirit active in the hearts of all the children who make their Confirmation this weekend.


SAFEGUARDING    A new Safeguarding Children Policy and Standards for the Catholic Church in Ireland was published in April 2016.   This replaces the existing Killaloe Diocese Safeguarding Children Policy & Procedures. Over the next few months this will be communicated throughout the Diocese by information sessions. Dates can be found of the safeguarding page of the Diocese website.Please remember ‘Safeguarding children is everybody’s responsibility’


Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation - Your Kingdom Come: A Spirituality of JPIC talk which will be delivered by Fr. Gearóid Ó Conaire OFM on Tuesday 17th May, 8pm in the Pastoral Centre, Ennis, Co. Clare. Themes which will be explored include: (1) An introduction to Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC), (2) JPIC’s foundation in Scripture, Church documents and Catholic Social Teaching, (3) The role of JPIC in the life of the Church and its members. All are welcome to attend. 


Mass & Anointing for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses in Ennis Cathedral on Wednesday, 25th May at 2:00 p.m.  Fr Tom Hogan, PP will be Chief Celebrant and Homilist.


Diocese of Killaloe Stillness and Meditation Retreat:  Mt St Joseph’s Abbey, Roscrea, 27th / 28th May.  For further information contact Maureen Kelly at 087 289 0942


Lourdes Diocesan Pilgrimage:  Lourdes has been designated as one of the International Jubilee sites for this Year of Mercy.  The Diocesan Pilgrimage takes place from 26th June returning on 1st July. Extra capacity has been provided in the flights from Shannon Airport.  Bookings to Joe Walsh Tours (01) 2410810 or   Fully inclusive fare of flights, hotel and all meals for €687 with €10 discount for online booking. 

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: The annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock this year will take place on Sunday 3rd July, sharing with Ferns as we have in previous years. This year Killaloe diocese will lead the ceremonies. Save the date – specific details will be announced at a later date.

Ruan GAA 

Lotto Results: W/E: 08/05/2016:     No’s drawn: (1) 2, 14, 17, 21      (2) 2, 12, 17, 19    No Jackpot Winners:

 Five lucky dips: Michael Murphy, Paul O’Halloran, Brian Marrinan, Adrian Twomey and Paul Kelly.

Next week’s Jackpots:  (1) €10,000     (2) €450

Team: Ger Lyons      Venue: Purcells


Calling to Fr. O’Neill:  If anyone is calling to Fr. O’Neill at the Parochial House, please ring his mobile phone 086 2612124 beforehand to ensure that he will be there to meet you

Items and Notes for the Newsletter:  Items for the Newsletter should be dropped into the Parochial House before 10.00 am on Thursday each week or ring 6827799 and leave a message on the voice mail or email    The Newsletter can be viewed on-line at the Ruan GAA & Parish News website at